Don Porter has one more project. Earlier this month it was announced that the Emmy-nominated director would headline “Tulsa and the Red Summer”, a documentary on the 1921 Tulsa genocide where white mobs attacked “Black Wall Street” and now it is time to turn its back on him. Women’s cameras in sports.
A press release announces that ESPN is leading the “Fifty / 50” across the Walt Disney Company, “a groundbreaking initiative to expand its storytelling platforms by highlighting the journey of women’s civil rights in the sports and cultural landscape.” “June 23, 2022, set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ninth title, the Federal Civil Rights Act, which prohibits gender-based discrimination in any federally funded educational institution, which gives women equal opportunities,” June 2022 “Fifty / 50 Months Will be announced “and Porter’s multi-part film” will be part of a broader initiative focused on women, sports, culture and the fight for equality “.
Porter’s project will contain a “summary of the path of women’s sports and culture” and will explore “the fierce battle for equal rights in education and athletics,” the release details. “Each section will focus on the decades-long struggle to unravel the significance of Title IX; The pervasive impact of this landmark law across society, access and equality; And how that struggle continues to define culture in a surprising and historic way. “
“Title IX is one of the most important parts of civil rights law in American history, but it can also be the most misunderstood,” Porter said. “I wanted to make this film because it’s not just close to my heart, the issues that are being criticized today are a story that we think we know, but it’s not.”
“Stuck”, “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” and “The Way I See It” are some of Porter’s credits.
Other “fifty / 50 month” programming will include long-form reporting, podcasts, and features.
Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and Sports Content, said: “Our team’s initiative is an incredible initiative to provide a 36030-degree perspective on women’s journey in sports and to strengthen our commitment to women’s storytelling.” “‘Fifty / 50’ promises to be a project with a story in progress, looking at where we’ve been and where we’ve come from, and I’m looking forward to getting it back to life.”
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